If you don’t already know by now, I am a huge fan of eating with the seasons, that is as nature intended us to. When we eat foods that are naturally harvested that season it supports our body, and creates a sense of balance (mind, body & soul!).
Fall is one of my favorite times of year to play with seasonal food since everything is just so darn tasty! Here are 5 of my favorites to experiment with right now:
Pears: Add them into a salad with goat cheese, dip ’em in almond butter, chop them up into yogurt or oatmeal or eat as is. This crisp & slightly sweet fruit is perfect for autumn dining.
Make it: Asian Pear & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Food & Wine
Fall Squashes: Fall squashes like butternut and spaghetti squash are my all-time favorites! Both sweet and savory, these gems are sure to satisfy your seasonal cravings. Roast ’em up with oil, salt & pepper, or tantalize your sweet tooth by adding maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Hosting pasta night at your place? Turn it into a “Spaghetti Squash” party instead for a healthier remake.
Make it: Spaghetti Squash Lasagna, Skinnytaste
Warming Spices: Spices like cinnamon, cardamom, clove and ginger are a great way to add some warmth to your dishes. Plus, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are great for satisfying a sweet tooth too! Mix into your sauces, tea, oatmeal and yogurt for an added flavor kick.
Make it: Spiced Pumpkin Latte, Wellness Mama
Cauliflower: This cruciferous vegetable will help naturally detox the bod this fall! Cut the calories in your “mashed potatoes” by using cauliflower instead of potatoes, or roast it up with your favorite herbs and spices.
Make it: Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower, Eating Well
Brussels Sprouts: They may not sound that appealing, but brussels sprouts lend great flavor and texture! Roasting them is the way to go if you desire that crispy, right-out-of-the-oven taste. Add them to your salads, morning eggs, or as a side dish with your dinner.
Make it: Baked Potato with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon, Real Simple
What are your favorite fall foods? Share your recipes below!